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Capital: Tegucigalpa  •  Currency:  Lempira   •  President:   Juan Orlando Hernández  •  Population: 08.86 million (2016) World Bank •  Country code‎: ‎+504

March 20, 2017

 

Honduras Cartel Boss Says He Bribed President's Brother

 

A former head of a drug cartel in Honduras serving prison time in the United States said Thursday,16 March, he bribed the brother of current Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez.

 

The claim by Devis Leonel Rivera Madariaga in a New York courtroom deepened allegations he has made of collusion between Honduras’s political class and organized crime bosses.

 

On Friday,10 March, Rivera alleged he and his brother, both at the head of the murderous Cachiros cartel, had bribed Hernandez’s predecessor, Porfirio Lobo, whose son is being sentenced by the court for conspiring to smuggle cocaine into the US.

 

On Thursday,16 March, Rivera said he had bribed Hernandez’s brother, Antonio Hernandez, a lawmaker, to have him get rid of a government debt the cartel had run up through a company it created to take on public construction contracts and launder drug-trafficking money.

 

The bribe took place sometime between 2013 and Rivera’s surrender to US authorities in 2015, he said, while Antonio Hernandez was cooperating with the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

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